I’ve had the kind of morning that drives me along. Checking in at the Dark Mountain site, still waiting to hear if they’ll be publishing a story I sent them, I was hit once again by the relevancy, the immediacy and a strong sense of connection I’ve felt towards Kingsnorth and Hines‘ project, their perspectiveContinue reading “What Do You Do After You Stop Pretending!”
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A Ramble at the Year’s End
This is a ramble. It has also taken me past the year’s end and well into the first week of the new year, this new decade. This is a difficult time, a time of regeneration, of new energy feeding in at the passing of the contraction that ends December 21, and finally seems to take hold in early January. – I don’t know how this must feel in the southern hemisphere, how can the summer equinox really be felt as the end of anything; but a capricious mirroring of experiences in the north. – This is a difficult time as any time of abundance is difficult. It comes after a fallow period, a contraction, and it has the potential of great harvest. IF, we can capture its output, and not let it fall aside and rot where it lies.
Virtue or Vice?
Yet another headline on “Why we beat the Neanderthals!” It reflexively followed the common assumption behind most people’s view of evolution, especially human evolution – even from those who claim to fully “buy-in” to Darwin’s implications. – They all still seem to see evolutionary success as a way for good to be rewarded. They mayContinue reading “Virtue or Vice?”
In a recent mini-blog post Seth Godin makes the following observation: Enormity Enormity doesn’t mean really enormous. It means incredibly horrible. The problem with enormity in marketing is that it doesn’t work. Enormity should pull at our heartstrings, but it usually shuts us down. Show us too many sick kids, unfair imprisonments or burned bodiesContinue reading “Enormity”
As I was setting up this blog, I got to the box asking me for the title. Hadn’t given this much thought. The jump from intention to action was quick, following a long gestation. In that moment, I had rushed ahead of myself. Turning to Strunk & White, always on my desk, a talisman andContinue reading “Horizons…”